Schedule of 2023-2024 academic year in Vietnam

Schedule of 2023-2024 academic year in Vietnam
Lê Trương Quốc Đạt

This is a content of Decision No. 2171/QD-BGDDT dated July 28, 2023 on the time schedule of the 2023-2024 academic year for preschool education, general education, and continuing education promulgated by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam.

Schedule of 2023-2024 academic year in Vietnam

According to the Decision, the schedule of the 2023-2024 academic year for preschool education, general education, and continuing education shall be applied nationwide as follows:

- Students shall return to school at least 1 week before the opening date.  Particularly, grade 1 students shall return to school at least 2 weeks before the opening date.

- The opening date shall be organized on September 5, 2023.

- The first semester shall end before January 15, 2023, the educational plan for the second semester shall be completed before May 25, 2024, and the academic year shall end before May 31, 2024.

- Consideration for completion of the primary education program and lower secondary education graduation shall be performed before June 30, 2024.

- Admission and enrollment of the first grade of each education level shall be completed before July 31, 2024.

- High school graduation exam and national exams shall be organized in compliance with guidelines of the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam.

Principles of academic year schedule development of provinces

Principles of academic year schedule development of provinces are as follow:

- The local academic year schedule shall ensure the actual number of weeks of study:

+ For preschool education and general education: 35 weeks of study (the first semester shall have 18 weeks, and the second semester shall have 17 weeks).

+ For continuing education (applying programs on lower secondary and high school education).

++ For grade 9 of lower secondary education and grade 12 of high school education: 32 weeks of study (each semester shall have 16 weeks).

++ For grades 6, 7, and 8 of lower secondary education and grades 10 and 11 of high school education: 35 weeks of study (the first semester shall have 18 weeks, and the second semester shall have 17 weeks).

- The academic year schedule shall be conformable with local characteristics and conditions.

- The holiday schedule shall comply with regulations of the Labor Code and annual guiding documents.

- Teachers’ paid leave shall be implemented during the summer holiday or allocated alternatively to other periods in the year for conformity with local characteristics and the academic year schedule.

- The academic year schedule shall ensure synchronization for all education levels in a residential area, especially in general schools with many education levels.

See more details in Decision No. 2171/QD-BGDDT of the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam, effective as of July 28, 2023.

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